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Abigail Payne

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Practice Areas

Abigail Payne provides advice on all aspects of development, production, financing and distribution as well as on media finance. She is particularly renowned for her expertise in structuring international co-productions and providing advice on international subsidies as well as EIS and other tax-related financing schemes.

She advises clients from all sectors of the film and television industries, including leading UK producers, major US and European production companies and sales agents, EIS schemes, completion guarantors and talent agents.

Professional Memberships

Abigail is a member of BAFTA and Women in Film and Television.


Abigail was awarded Technology, Media and Telecoms Individual of the Year 2019 (London) by The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.